Brauronia Picture

In my classical studies textbook, it talks about this ritual, called the Brauronia. Girls pretend to be bears (linking them to Artemis) as a kind of rite of passage into womenhood. Anyways, the textbook has this line where it says that boys become men by killing a beast, and girls become women by becoming one. I thought that was kind of beautiful.

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The Urban Huntress
The Vitas Coil - P146
Brauronia
Procession of Bast
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